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Wuhan Diary #13: The Seventeenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 8, 2020

February 8 – Seventeenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today is Lantern Festival. Today marks the end of the Lunar New Year. I’ve never bought flash-frozen tangyuan dumplings before. Its hard to get anything fresh now. Normally we would … Continue reading

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US Senate Hearing: China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses

I watched the full December 12 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing “China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses”     this past weekend.  Interesting stuff although the term non-traditional espionage is problematic. It runs the gamut from … Continue reading

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Musings on Pseudo Science 伪科学 and Cures for It

A recent Economist book review about pseudo science (伪科学 to you sino-literates out there) in personality testing got me thinking about the damage I have seen done by abuse of tests of no scientific validity. The Economist book review is … Continue reading

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Another Report on Corruption in Chinese Science and Education

The Nature Index article on Chinese science (via Scientific American seems all too familiar!   I’ve put summaries of a number of articles over the years on this topic to add some perspective.  With all the brilliant people in China getting a … Continue reading

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